The Chinese team have created a new quantum computing system in diamond which they say can continue operating properly in the event of the failure of one or more qubits. A qubit (quantum bit) is how such computers see and store information. The development of quantum computers has been handicapped by two key errors they often encounter that make their results unreliable. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Diamonds are for error: Chinese team clear ‘error’ hurdle to pave way for quantum computer that could make geniuses of us all

Scientists create world’s first fault-tolerant quantum computer in piece of precious mineral, say nation could have first one for commercial use within a decade.

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The Chinese team have created a new quantum computing system in diamond which they say can continue operating properly in the event of the failure of one or more qubits. A qubit (quantum bit) is how such computers see and store information. The development of quantum computers has been handicapped by two key errors they often encounter that make their results unreliable. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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